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Solomon Star

Solomon Star was a famous politician and businessman in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was a German-American businessman who turned into a politician in Deadwood South Dakota. He was honest, influential and had a strong character who is included in the leaders of America due to his work and time he gave to… Continue reading Solomon Star

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The Gunfight at the OK Corral

Introduction The shootout at the OK Corral has now become an historic incident of the Wild West. This shootout is a perfect tale of robbers and cops in the Wild West. It is an incident when the Lawman Wyatt Earp, his great friend Doc Holliday and his brothers Virgil and Morgan went against a group… Continue reading The Gunfight at the OK Corral

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More Weapons of the Wild West

It is a fact that taming of the Wild West was done by the use of guns. This was the time period when the West was young, wild and restless. But the questions we have are - what was so great about the weapons of the Wild West? Was it the quantity in which the… Continue reading More Weapons of the Wild West

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Weapons of the Wild West

“Guns That Won the West” is a famous topic that interests many Old West aficionados and firearms enthusiasts, for the purpose of discussion and debate. The debate is usually on the question if the West-winning gun was given the title due to the high quantity of its production, or for the work it mastered? Or… Continue reading Weapons of the Wild West

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Lozen (Apache Warrior)

Lozen was a skilled warrior and prophet of the Chiricahua Apache (also known as the Warm Springs Apache) tribe in the 19th century. Born in 1840 and the sister of Victorio, also a prominent warrior, she became a legend herself. Background A potent warrior, Lozen was not just a stalwart on the battlefield, her expertise… Continue reading Lozen (Apache Warrior)

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Geronimo

You may have heard the exclamation Geronimo in action movies or in some other media form at some point. It is basically a cry that is exclaimed by the United States army prior to engage in airborne activity. Geronimo is used by skydivers and those who are about to jump from considerable heights. It is… Continue reading Geronimo

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Battle of the Alamo

History is filled with countless legendary events and battles that are written in golden words. For those who know and those who don’t, Alamo is recognized as the site of Texas’s battle for independence from Mexico. It was such a unique historical battle, where all of the defenders were killed but the opposing leader “Santa… Continue reading Battle of the Alamo

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Sacagawea

Sacagawea has numerous statues and place-names in honor of her contribution to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Sacagawea was born in 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho. She was the daughter of a Shoshone chief and was captured by an enemy tribe after which she was sold to a French-Canadian who married her. Being a Shoshone… Continue reading Sacagawea

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Mountain Men (North American trappers)

Before Les Stroud and Bear Grylls were considered to be the macho mountain men, displaying their expertise in survival and being known for their overbearing masculinity, the mountain men, traders, or the ‘North American trappers’, were all residents of the Rocky Mountains during the 1820s and 1830s. The mountain men were known to be hunters,… Continue reading Mountain Men (North American trappers)

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Davy Crockett

David Crockett is known to be an American hero born on the 17th of August of 1786. The buck-skinned and fearless Crockett may be more myth than reality by this point, as many people may not remember him for what he really was, a soldier, frontiersman and politician. Since his death, his tales have been… Continue reading Davy Crockett